2023 NAWBO NextGen Forum | NAWBO

2023 NAWBO NextGen Forum

October 17, 2023
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Austin, Texas

Our NAWBO NextGen Forum is back and in-person in Austin, TX!

NAWBO is thrilled to offer the NextGen Forum, an innovative one-day forum on October 17, 2023 at the National Women’s Business Conference 2023 in Austin, Texas!

This event is designed to develop entrepreneurial curiosity, confidence and mindset through life-changing connections, education and resources in the next generation, including those in high school, college or graduate school who:

  • already own a business 
  • are on an entrepreneurship education track
  • are interested in starting a business in the next 3 years

On the Agenda...click here for complete details!

Breakfast and lunch with conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall are included in your registration!

This year’s agenda is designed to inspire, motivate and educate the next generation of women business owners:

  • Join us for inspirational keynote speaker Rebecca Contreras
  • Connect in person with other incredible young entrepreneurs
  • Hear important lessons and insights from some of your peers
  • Think bigger by joining WBC2023 attendees for lunch and a general session featuring New York Times bestselling author Dr. Martha Beck
  • Spend time in the exhibit hall meeting exhibitors and sponsors
  • Wrap up your day with a closing session just for you on building a solid financial foundation

Meet the Speakers...

Rebecca Contreras
Small Business Owner and Champion

Rebecca is president and CEO of AvantGarde (AG), LLC, an award-winning human capital, operations and strategy firm she co-founded in 2011. Rebecca has grown AG into a thriving private and public sector consulting practice with over 120 team members across nine states. Additionally, Rebecca has had an impressive career in government. She spent 12 years serving under then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and then as a commissioned officer on his White House personnel team when he was president. Her success and leadership have been recognized through several awards and accolades, including the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Texas District Award for Small Business Champion of the Year. Rebecca is also the author of LostGirl: From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur. 


Dr. Martha Beck
New York Times Bestselling Author

Martha is a New York Times bestselling author who has spent her career helping thousands of people create their best lives. She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., all from Harvard University. Her published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant, The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life and Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic. Martha has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. In Martha’s latest book, an instant New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection, The Way of Integrity: Find the Path to Your True Self, she explores why “integrity”—being in harmony with ourselves—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.

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